Ocean View Police are reporting that the bicyclist involved in Saturday morning’s collision has passed away.
Officials said that 76-year-old Alfred Linwood Yergey 3rd of Ocean View, DE. died in the evening of May 27, 2018, due to complications from his injuries.
Ocean View Police have said the driver is a 65-year-old resident of Bethesda, MD.
Ocean View Police are continuing to investigate the collision. No charges have been filed at this time.
This morning, May 26, 2018, at 10:04, a 76-year-old Ocean View man was riding his bicycle in the eastbound bike lane of Atlantic Avenue (SR26) approaching Central Avenue within the limits of Ocean View, Delaware, according to Ocean View Police Chief Kenneth McLaughlin.
At that time, a 2018 Subaru Forester was in the left turn lane of westbound Atlantic Avenue waiting to turn into parking lot. Traffic was heavy due to the holiday weekend.
Eastbound vehicle traffic was stop-and-go. A pickup truck in the eastbound lane of Atlantic Avenue stopped to let the Forester make a left turn into the parking lot. The Forester began turning and failed to yield the right-of-way to the bicyclist, causing a collision between the bicyclist’s front tire and the Forester’s front right bumper, said McLaughlin.
The Forester came to a stop upon impact with the bicycle. The driver of the Forester did not sustain any injuries. The bicyclist sustained life-threatening injuries and was flown by Delaware State Police helicopter to Christiana Hospital. The bicyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.
Alcohol / unsafe speed is not a factor on behalf of the driver of the Subaru or the bicyclist. At this time, Ocean View Police are still investigating the collision and no charges have been filed.
As a result of the collision, Atlantic Avenue from Old School Lane to Woodland Avenue was shut down for approximately three hours.
Due to heavy traffic associated with the Memorial Day weekend, Ocean View police are urging motorists and bicyclists to use extreme care when driving on area roadways.